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17 Dec 2001 description

Geneva (ICRC) - Today, 17 December 2001, the staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are paying tribute to friends and colleagues killed while bringing aid to victims of war. The date is the fifth anniversary of the assassination of six ICRC delegates at the organization's hospital in the Chechen village of Novye Atagi, but over the years has become a day to honour and remember all ICRC personnel who have lost their lives in the course of their humanitarian work around the world.

26 Apr 2001 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Geneva, April 26, 2001) The prospect of a new international treaty on forced disappearances is the top achievement of this year's United Nations Commission on Human Rights, which ends April 27 in Geneva, Human Rights Watch said today.

13 Apr 2000 description

April 13, 2000 (9:35 a.m. EDT) No. 73

Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy today emphasized in an address to the 56th UN Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) session in Geneva the importance of addressing human rights violations wherever they occur. He also announced that Canada has co-sponsored resolutions concerning the human rights situations in Sudan and Chechnya.

25 Jan 2000 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations. Quoted text from this briefing note may be attributed to the UNHCR spokesperson named below